A slightly lowered ride height is fine and does lower the center of gravity for a flatter handling stance. But I side with the folks not into large diameter wheels. I am just not enamored with them. For my tastes I like the looks of wide meat. I also don't like to screw with the wheel geometery which can throw the speedometer/odometer off. (Yes, I know they can fix that with a computer tweek).KC Trends said:Everyone has an opinion on wheel choices and sizes that I understand, but how can you say it looks better stock height than lowered? Everyone complains that the new Charger is not sporty enough for the Charger name, but you say it looks better with stock ride height? Maybe Dodge should lift the SRT8 instead of lowering it, would that look better also? And for the functional part of your comment, the car is an R/T with a Hemi do you not want it to handle better? If you want a more functional ride height check out a SUV forum.
I am not worried either if the geometry is close, say withing 1 or 2 percent. What I would be worried about is putting on a tire/wheel combination that is more than 2 or 3 percent off which not only can give speedo errors, but will effect the accumulation of mile on the odometer as well. Wouldn't want to be putting 200, 300, or more miles on when I really hadn't travelled that far.E55 KEV said:Not everyone like larger rims, every wheel style nor lowered cars. But worring about your speedometer saying 60 and you are actually driving 59 or 61 is really a non issue or a moot point. As your tires wear down and wear out the speedo will not give an accurate reading anyway.
KC Trends said:I do have one question, and I hate to sound stupid but Daytona R/T, how does a larger wheel/tire combo with the same overall diameter and in some cases the same or lighter weight set up effect the performance off the line compared to a stock setup with again the same O.D. and weight? .